The south is the most beautiful part of Albania. Between Vlorë, Berat and Sarandë there’s the sea, mountains, villages, national parks and beaches.
The power plant in Fier was the largest combined heat and power plant in all of Albania. Operations ceased more then ten years ago, and now it is rotting away.
Albania’s dictator Hoxha ordered the construction of 750,000 bunkers to protect the country. About 170,000 were built. Most are still in place and rotting away.
In the town of Krujë everything is about Albanian national hero Skanderbeg. Not just the museum, but even the mountains are named after him 🙂
Until almost 100 years ago Tirana only had a few thousand inhabitants, but under the Communist Regime it grew to half a million people.
Albania doesn’t make the list of the most popular travel destinations. But we had no problems finding enough to do for two weeks!
The biggest attraction in the ukrainian city of Odessa is not located on the surface, but below the ground. Welcome to the largest catacomb network in the world!
During WWII Stalin wanted to keep the supply lines for the Kiev fortress alive at all cost, using two tunnels under the river Dnjepr. Today the ruins of this failed, highly secret project are sinking into the swamps near the city.
Actually we never wanted to go to Lviv. Nevertheless, this was were we fell out of a plane right on the first day of our tour across the Ukraine. And who was to blame? The UEFA!